Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., & Matz-Costa, C. (2016, September). Policy recommendations for meeting the Grand Challenge to Advance Long and Productive Lives (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Policy Brief No. 4). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7Q23ZR1
Morrow-Howell, N., & Sherraden, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Financial capability and asset holding in later life: A life course perspective. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C., & Greenfield, E. A. (2015). Increasing productive engagement in later life (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 8). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Many of the 40 million older adults in the United States are struggling financially. They lack the assets to see them through their later years, when they require more health care and other services than they expected.
In a special double edition of Ageing International published this year, CSD’s Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, and Ada C. Mui, PhD, of the Columbia University School of Social Work discuss the productive engagement of older adults.
In the decades ahead, China will have a very large older population, with many older adults who are relatively healthy and interested in being actively engaged in their communities. Contributions of older adults will be necessary for social and economic development of families, communities and society.
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). (2012). Productive engagement in later life: A global perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.
Population aging is a major concern across the globe, and nowhere is the challenge more daunting than in China. Whereas the United States currently has an estimated 36 million seniors age 65 and older, China already has 208 million seniors (defined in that country as age 60 or older).
Center for Social Development. (2011). Productive Aging conference report (CSD Report No. 11-32). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Worldwide, people aged 60 and above will comprise 13.6 percent of the population by 2020, and 22.1 percent of the population by 2050. China is the most rapidly aging country with older adults making up 13 percent of their population.
Gattis, M. N. , Morrow-Howell, N., McCrary, S., Lee, M., Jonson-Reid, M., McCoy, H., Tamar, K., Molina, A., & Invernizzi, M. (2010). Examining the effects of New York Experience Corps® program on young readers literacy. Research and Instruction, 49(4), 299–314. doi:10.1080/19388070903117948
Sherraden, M. (2010). Productive ageing is likely to become a major policy discussion in China [Foreword]. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 101–105. doi:10.1080/17525098.2010.492632
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). (2010). Productive ageing and China: Perspectives from East Asia and abroad [Special issue]. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3).
Morrow-Howell, N., & Greenfield, J. C. (2010). Productive engagement of older Americans. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 153–164. doi:10.1080/17525098.2010.492637
Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (2010). Cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on maximizing productive engagement of the ageing population [Editorial]. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 107–109. doi:10.1080/17525098.2010.492633
Mui, A. C. (2010). Productive ageing in China: A human capital perspective. China Journal of Social Work, 3(2–3), 111–123. doi:/10.1080/17525098.2010.492634
“While a common tendency is to focus on the burdens an aging population will place on a country’s economic and social welfare, an aging society represents an opportunity, not just a crisis,” says Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ph.D., productive aging expert and professor at the Brown School at Washington University.
In August 2009, international gerontology scholars gathered in China to address the challenge of initiating research and policy innovations that will support older adults in being actively engaged and harness their contributions for the betterment of families, communities, and society.
Morrow-Howell, N., Gao, J., Zou, L., & Xie, Y. (2009). Productive aging conference report (CSD Conference Report No. 09-51). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
July 27-29, 2009, Jinan, China
At a ceremony on July 30, Generations United will award the 2009 Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research to Stacey McCrary, Project Manager at CSD and Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at the Brown School, and Faculty Associate at CSD.
In his popular education column in the Washington Post, “Class Struggle,” Jay Mathews praises CSD’s research on Experience Corps for its rigorous approach and use of a randomized selection process.
Jennifer C. Greenfield, MSW, and Ernest Gonzales, MSW, doctoral students at Washington University’s Brown School, recently offered testimony on the implementation and assessment of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Rigorous new research from Washington University’s Brown School shows significant gains from a national service program that trains experienced Americans to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.
Tutors over 55 who help young students on a regular basis experience positive physical and mental health outcomes, according to studies released by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Morrow-Howell, N., Sherraden, M., McBride, A. M., Hinterlong, J., Rozario, P., & Tang, F. (2004). An agenda on productive aging: Research, policy, and practice (CSD Working Paper 04-33). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development